5 Songs We Loved This Week | 22nd December 2017

5 songs we loved this week

This is simple. We love these songs. You should listen and tell us what you think of them.

Let me also point out that this is not necessarily focused on new songs. Just what we’ve been listening to and loving this week.

Names For Sounds – ‘The Find’

There’s all kinds of things going on here. Acoustic A Perfect Circle, a pinch of pre-shite Billy Corgan, and plenty of anti-folk. The end result is swirling and melancholic. A string and beat heavy trip that winds and whirls its way through emotive passages of gloriously beautiful acoustic led folk. Magic.

Steppenkind – ‘River Sets You Free’

I’m an English teacher. Of course I’d love a spoken word track. These are apparently from Germany. Having said that, the spoken word vocal totally sounds like an Irish lad. And I should. I’m Irish too. What we have here is something akin to Faithless with an Irish lad out front. Which is awesome.

Gregory Richard – ‘The Rain’

Here we have some delicate and tender folk with a layered vocal that comes across a bit choir-like. The track is a meandering and gentle number that’s heavier on atmosphere than melody. I dig. Gregory describes his music as, “Solitary music from a four-cornered room in the pines.” Which sounds more than excellent to this man.

Regards Coupable – ‘Infinito (ft. Lulannie)’

This is savage. Beginning with a fairly standard alt rock intro, this track quickly veers off into blissed out, drugged up electronica led by the simply enchanting Venezuelan singer Lulannie. Apparently, Regards Coupable is also involved in digital art and has been banned by Instagram but is now back online and still has over 500,000 followers. I may be an overgrown kid but getting banned is always good in my book. Especially in this age of sensitivity. Damn the man!

Party Hardly – ‘Mindchanger’

What do you do when you are yearning for some bass heavy and attitude filled alt/indie rock? Why, Party Hardly of course. With their shoegaze infused riffs, copious amounts of melody, and tongue in cheek vibe they truly are good times. And as we know, if you’re not having good times, you’re not having any times at all. Turn it up to 11.

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